Knife threats

A man from the Niagara area has been charged after Barrie police say he threatened to stab another man, Tuesday afternoon.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri smiles as he talks with teammate Morgan Rielly during a media timeout during NHL preseason hockey action against the Philadelphia Flyers at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ont. on Monday September 22, 2014. Craig Glover/London Free Press/QMI Agency

Leafs recharge in Collingwood

With all due respect to Darryl Sutter’s deadpan line this week that “team bonding is best done in May and June,” no need to remind the Leafs.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Bernie Hallett has collected more than 100 signatures of people who support him in his bid to see a drug that could prolong his life covered under the provincial health-care plan.

‘I’d live longer’

A Washago man is petitioning the provincial government to fund an expensive drug he can’t afford, but that he says could prolong his life.

Despite a recent Conference Board of Canada report giving Barrie a failing grade, local business owner Paul Lynch says he's excited about the future of city. Mark Wanzel Photo

Failing to get the grade?

The ceiling tiles were rotted, three of the four hallway lights were burned out and the carpet had huge stains in one corner.

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